The New York Knicks’ Finals Teams Revisited By

April 9th, 2010 by Leave a reply »
Eighty-three days and counting until the New York Knicks can officially start wooing LeBron James to MSG in the heart of NYC.

For the past eleven years, 1999 being the last season the Knicks reached the NBA Finals, the revolving door of head coaches has been spinning (to the tune of seven new faces roaming the sidelines) as passionate Knicks' fans continue to ask, 'When will our franchise be saved?'

Neither Pat Riley nor Jeff Van Gundy will be returning to the Big Apple as head coach anytime soon. Yet, those were the men in charge of leading the Knicks to their last two NBA Finals.

The 1994 Knicks finished the regular season with a 57-25 record. After quickly dismantling the Nets in four games, New York huffed and puffed their way through back-to-back seven game series to reach the NBA Finals. Patrick Ewing met up once again with college rival Hakeem Olajuwon , who he beat in the NCAA championship game a decade earlier. The Knicks were forced to play seven more games against the Rockets falling in the decisive game by six.

Five years later, during a lockout shortened season, the Knicks made an improbable run to the NBA Finals. However ...

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